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unnecessary, we have a situation where john boehner, the speaker of the house puts a bill out on the floor, at current funding levels so we can then negotiate on a real budget that allows us to stop negotiating from crisis to crisis, it would pass. the only thing that is stopping it, is that john boehner right now has not been willing to say no to a faction of the republican party that are willing to burn the house down because of an obsession over my health care initiative. >> the president there is continuing to point out that while the shutdown is often described as a fight between democrats and republicans, it is just as much if not more so a fight between speaker john boehner and a fight between his own republican party. the idea of the tea party, any legislator being powerful in the traditional sense is kind of archaic, what boehner was before was an institutionalist, he was first elected to congress in 1990 and has been there ever since. he has risen through the ranks, climbed back, fallen again, and finally reached the top. when he got there, the problem is he is exactly the sort o
speaker john boehner ready to do at the 11th hour. >> senate decided not to work yesterday. >> boehner has handed the gavel over to cruz. >> harry reid has essentially told house of representatives and american people, go jump in a lake. >> how can you hold the entire federal government hostage? >> i don't think you hear responsible republican leaders advocating a shutdown. >> begging for america to fail. >> we are the party willing to compromise. >> that's like saying instead of chopping off both your arms, we'll chop off only one arm. >> i am at only open to but eager to negotiations. ♪ after midnight we're going to let it all hang down ♪ ♪ >>> good afternoon. we begin with the only question that's ringing around the corridor with the capitol this afternoon. is eight hours enough to stop a government shutdown? with the countdown clock ticking, the nation is bracing itself for what could be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades and the deal is struck before midnight. the senate in session all of 20 minutes today before they voted to reject a house bill that would delay
a 90-minute meeting with the top four leaders in congress. at that podium you saw john boehner. was there any kind of a breakthrough? 90-minute meeting after not talking for a week. we'll go live to the white house. plus one of the lawmaker who pushed for obama care to be included in the fight. rand paul is "outfront" to respond. and the story from the beginning, the violent confrontation between a motorist and a group of people caught on tape. >>> we have news at the top of the hour. president obama and congressional leaders just a moment ago literally, 90 seconds ago, wrapping up a 90-minute meeting at the white house. if the congressional leaders are about to talk about that meeting. john boehner was there a moment ago. i want to get straight -- mitch mcconnell, i believe, is speaking. he is getting into his suv. let me get straight to jim acosta who is at the white house. we saw john boehner speak. who else spoke? a 90-minute meeting. what happened? >> all we've seen so far, you caught me poking down the driveway for a few moments. all we've seen so far is house speaker joh
from john boehner. after 1:00, this is going to be awesome. have a great night. stay with us. >>> midnight came, and midnight went. congress did not keep the government runs. and still, amazingly, ironically, republicans did not stop obamacare. >> what a shameful day this is. >> the government of the united states of america will close. >> they're talking now about not raising the debt creeling. >> i'd like to say good evening, but it isn't a very good one. >> the president is the one who's driving the government shut down. >> the president's not willing to come to the table. >> he wants the checkbook. >> maybe he's not the problem. >> the president's not asking for anything. >> you've got to get a life. >> this is not a game of chicken. >> i sort of feel sorry for speaker boehner. >> the sheer ridiculousness. >> the republicans have left the plane of reason. >> tomorrow will be a bad day for government, a day of celebration in the house. >> government shut down watch. >> this one is a complete shutdown. >> the finale. >> as a result, you're about to shut down the government.
morning as they looked at the "washington post" and the printed version of "politico." john boehner and his are public colleagues find themselves on an island. they do have ted cruz. tolden center cruise speaker boehner to take up a crusade to defend obamacare, the speaker did it. >> senator chuck schumer of new york. last,isan agreement at neither can stand ted cruz. how does a freshman senator managed to become a poster boy so early in his career? >> it is a classic example. not the first example but maybe the best example of how politicians, when they have media, the ability to command media attention and activist it all.do not need they are contemptuous of the traditional levers of establishment power, staying in good stead with the leaders and staying in good stead with the washington crowd. it is worthless to him. he is using a model that sarah palin and others before him used but he is using it, i think, toh kind of more ability drive a policy debate that i have ever seen. we have seen these comets streak across the sky but we have never seen one exert that much clout on the
of washington, d.c. this morning, and he blamed house speaker john boehner for the government shutdown. >> obama: the only thing that is preventing all that from happening right now, today, in the next five minutes is that speaker john boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party. that's all. that's what this whole thing is about. >> we have complete coverage of the government shutdown. libby casey is on capitol hill. but we begin with mike viqueira at the white house, good afternoon, mike. so did the president say anything that we haven't heard already today? >> reporter: stephanie, i'm afraid we're still in the shouting stage and the two sides are talking past each other. notwithstanding the president was talking face to face with all four of the republicans and democrats in the house and senate. to call out speaker john boehner if that senate bill, the so-called clean cr with no strings attached it would pass. the problem about john boehner he would have to defy the base of his party was it would pass with democratic oh vote
at the president. john boehner tells democrats they need to talk. the secretary of state arrives in asia for two summits in place of the president. plus gearing up for tropical storm karen with hears it could turn into a hurricane. >>> the federal government has been shutdown for four days and both sides still refuse to budge, meaning the shutdown could last for some time. house speaker john boehner has denied reports that he'll allow a democratic vote to pass a debt ceiling increase. the president has canceled trips to asia. we have two reports, randall pinkston is in washington, but we begin with libby casey on capitol hill. libby, good afternoon, what is the latest from the hill? >> well the house continues to take this series of votes to fund individual parts of government. today they are focused on fema and the national weather service. and then they will be in at work tomorrow morning voting on getting those furloughed government workers back pay. they passed the house, but they won't go anywhere in the senate. the other body said we're looking at the whole budget picture. we heard today f
from the house speaker john boehner who's always interested to watch on capitol hill. after 1:00 a.m., this is going to be awesome. have a great night. stay with us. midnight came and went. congress didn't keep the government rye running and republicans did not stop obama care. >> what a shameful day this is. >> the government of the united states of america will close. >> they are talking now about not raising the debt ceiling. >> they will only talk after the government shuts down. >> i'd like to say good evening, but it isn't a very good one. >> the president is driving the government shut down. >> the president is not willing to come to the table. >> he wants the checkbook. >> maybe he's not the problem. >> the president's not asking for anything. >> they have to get a life. >> this is not a game of chicken. >> i feel sorry for speaker boehner. >> the sheer ridiculousness. >> insane. >> republicans have left the point of reason. >> republicans are stail still playing games. they don't believe in government and tomorrow will be a bad day for government. a day of celebration in t
from a 90-minute meeting with the top four leaders in congress. at that podium you saw john boehner. was there any kind of a breakthrough? 90-minute meeting after not talking for a week. we'll go live to the white house. plus one of the lawmaker who pushed for obama care to be included in the fight. rand paul is "outfront" to respond. and the story from the beginning, the violent confrontation between a motorist and a group of people caught on tape. >>> we have news at the top of saying at this point, the white house will not negotiate over this shutdown that is now into day two. obviously, house republicans would like to see some sort of concession on obama care. the president, if you listen to what john bain her to say right after this meeting, the white house is not offering that. what john boehner said, he still wants to have conferrees pointed. what does that mean? what house republican wos like to have the senate do is send members from the senate into a joint house senate conference to try to work out some sort of agreement. senate democrats have obviously balked at that. tha
's last word. thank you as always. "hardball" starts right now. >>> will boehner budge? let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in new york. let me start tonight with this. it's interesting that the more this government shut down hurts and is seen hurting, the more you see john boehner out there on the media skillet the less you see of ted cruz. this is a pathetic example of a politician who's never gotten a positive piece of legislation passed but spends his time sabotaging government. john boehner stands out there on the bridge while this blows out. whose decision was it to put a senate hold on a meeting between the senate and house budget committees? that lack of appropriations bills passed and signed by the president exposed the entire u.s. government to shut down and who was it that demanded as a price for the passage of a continuing resolution the destruction of the affordable care act? ted cruz. the man who's now standing back and watching the government crash in. within the last hour, president obama met with the congressional leaders of both parties at
see john boehner out there on the media skillet the less you see of ted cruz. this is a pathetic example of a politician who's never gotten a positive piece of legislation passed but spends his time sabotaging government.ent obama met with the congressional leaders of both parties at the white house. howard, let's talk about the setup before tonight. where are we with this speaker of the house? he's got the heat on his back. on his backside. let's be blunt here. he's facing a tremendous torture. you can see it in his face. how long will it take for the moderates in his party to give him enough backing where he can make a move and make a lesser demand on the president, one that he might be able to accept? >> well, chris, we're he an all counting, one by one, republicans are saying, privately first and then publicly, in the house, that they would be willing to vote for a so-called cr, meaning go ahead, fund the government without conditions. right now there may be 16 or 17 of those republicans. that would be enough -- >>> so that the leadership doesn't fail. >> let's look at this.
boehner and house republican leaders came up with their plan. i don't know what we're up to now, l or m perhaps. and they will put on it on the floor of the house of representatives. the senate send back the clean-spending bill with no cuts to the president's health care initiative known as obamacare. the house is going to implement a one-year delay, or this is the plan, a one-year delay in the individual mandate that requires everyone to have insurance. they are also going to do something very controversial within this zip code, and that is they are going to take away their health care and make their and their staffs join the exchanges. once again we heard john boehner harping on the theme. >> the american people are worried about their job, they are worried about their incomes rising, because they are all under pressure, the economy is not growing, why? one of the issues is obamacare. >> we have devolved into the name calling portion of the meeting today. harry reid called them banana republicans. here is what he had to say. >> and every step of the way, boehner knew what was going on
's totally up to john boehner. he has to decide does he continue to appease the tea party wing or does he put a clean cr on the floor. >> the continuing resolution funding the government is now out of the senate and in order to avoid a government shutdown, it's up to house republicans to now pass a spending bill. >> so, over the next three day, house republicans will have to decide whether to join the senate and keep the government open or shut it down. >> and as democrats led by the president are pressing speaker boehner for a clean bill that funds obama care, it looks like house republicans are taking directions from someone else. >> i view what's critical is that the house pass a measure that protects the american people from the harms that obama care is causing. >> according to robert costa, senator ted cruz is continuing to press conservative members to revolt against boehner and strip the cr bill of obama care funding. there by inviting a shut down on monday. in just three day, we will know if ted cruz is able to complete his hostile takeover of the house of representatives, now, let me
is john boehner willing to do at the 11th hour. then in 15 hours more than 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed. national parks will be closed. veterans can see a lot of benefits impacted. a shut down will hurt what a weak economic recovery. after republicans vieted on a two-month spending bill that ties government funding to ia one had of year delay of the president's health care law. that includes the repeal of the medical device tax. a provision that allows them to opt out. lawmakers increasingly view a shut down as probable, the house passed a bill that would guarantee soldiers are paid even if the government shuts doors. congress really cares about that because during a shut down, congress gets paid. before the vote, harry reid promised democrats would reject any of the health care provisions added when the senate returns at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. the senate spokesman said republicans will be faced with the same choice they have always faced. putting the funding bill on the floor and leting it pass or force a republican government shut down. at some point probably aro
there that you don't like. >> meanwhile john boehner the spreerk of the house, the leader of house republicans in a very tough spot. he's got his tea party republicans insisting that obamacare be delayed or defunded in some manner. he tried to ca cajole them two weeks ago, trying to put a bill on the floor without any notice or notion of the health care initiative at all. he was overruled by his tea party constituents. over the last several days in the halls of congress everybody agrees that the only way out for john boehner is he's going ohave to cave. he's not willing to do that. he's had it out with harry reid all day long. let's listen to that. >> so the bill before us is very simple. it funds the government and it says let's treat our constituents fairly. no more mandate for the next year that you have to buy insurance that you can't afford. no more mandate to members of congress get some more exemption. those are the only two issues here. all the senate has to do is say yes and the government's funded tomorrow. >> i keep trying to do the same thing over and over again. they have voted to
york. >> madame president, i sort of feel sorry for speaker boehner. he has this hard-right tea party group -- >> chuck schumer is speaking. we will continue monitoring what is going on here. but significant developments as we count down in this 49 minutes and 30 seconds until a shutdown. dana bash on capitol hill. explain what just happened. i know -- breakthrough is too big of a word. there is something afoot right now. >> there was a possibility, pla perhaps. but what we just heard is that no, we're not going to do that. that was an idea that house republicans are going forward with that we have reporting over the past hour is they are going to take another vote on the house floor tonight and that is going to be the same vote they took before, that the senate rejected an hour ago. but along with that they are going to say they want congress to appoint what are known as conferees in layman's termings, negotiators to work out a deal on the budget bill or on the spending bill. so what that means, the fact they said no, is what we thought which is that the government will shut down. th
care act. the supreme court upheld it. i hope mr. boehner and others take their own advice and listen to the american people. i hope they listen to the americans that are now being furloughed and programs being cut because they're not listening to what has already been decided. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> will boehner budge? let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in new york. let me start tonight with this. it's interesting that the more this government shut down hurts and is seen hurting, the more you see john bain irout there on the media skillet the less you see of ted cruz. this is a pathetic example of a politician who's never gotten a positive piece of legislation passed but spends his time sabotaging government. john boehner stands out there on the bridge while this blows out. whose decision was it to put a senate hold on a meeting between the senate and house budget committees? that lack of appropriations bills passed and signed by the president exposed the entire u.s. government to shut down and who wa
boehner two and the shutdown by bringing up a spending bill for a vote. he also looks ahead to the race of the federal debt ceiling. this is a half-hour. >> we have a very simple message today for speaker banner. let the house stop those irresponsible record gains and react to the government. he single-handedly is keeping the government shut. some recent stories have even suggested that the speaker is keeping the government shutdown because experience. if that is true, i'm sorry if i hurt your feelings. but we shouldn't take it out on hundreds of thousands of americans who are out of work. they are really suffering. i can only imagine what leaders around the world must think. i met yesterday -- very briefly i had to go to the white house to spend time with the greek prime minister. i had talked to him on the phone before. i was kind of embarrassed. the greek government is having a lot of problems and going on about our problems? we shouldn't be a dysfunctional government. there is no reason to be other than one man and that is speaker boehner. we can't perform the most basic functions o
. speaker john boehner says this isn't, quote, some damn game. has president obama won or not? and the woman who charged the barricade at the white house. we have new clues as to why she did it. we have new video and also crucial new information about what was going on in her head. and deadly hornets coming to america. yes. those are deadly. they're here. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. washington gives up. absolutely nothing worthwhile seem to be going on in our nation's capital. there were theatrics in washington today. name calling but no progress toward ending a new four-day old government shutdown. dana bash is on capitol hill. jim acosta is at the white house. i'll start with you. the only real question at this point, name calling, sure, name calling galore. is there any end in sight to this? >> reporter: no, there really does not look like there is an end in sight any time soon. this government shutdown could last a while. john boehner came to cameras with a company of the "wall street journal" quoting an official to make a point. >> he said we don't care how long this la
, president obama and speaker boehner spoke by phone about 10 minutes on the house floor boehner said the talk did not row dus -- produce results. >> i talked to the president earlier tonight. i'm not going to negotiate. i'm not going do this. well, i say to the president this is not about me. this is not about republicans, here in congress. it's about fairness for the american people. why don't we make sure that every american is treated like we are? >> majority leader eric cantor defended house's actions saying obama care exemptions are unfair. >> there should be no special treatment for anyone under the law. that is a bounding principal of the country. no special treatment for anyone. equal application, equal treatment under the law. brelt bret late this afternoon, the president lectured lawmakers. >> you don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job. for doing what you're supposed to be doing anyway or just because there is a law that you don't like. >> bret: tonight with time running out some expressed concern it wasn't forth fighting obama care if it produced a shut down. >> i think w
bid to get re-elected. a lot of republicans including john boehner remember that, but there are plenty of them in congress who don't remember what happened then and are willing to fight this fight right now topher obama care. it's going to be a brutal fight. you know, there's other ways to fight this battle, but they're insisting on fighting it right now. i suspect though eventually, probably sooner rather than later, john boehner will find a way to get there be some sort of clean resolution without any springs attached that will allow the government to fund it and they can fight their battles over obama care elsewhere. >> live footage from the senate. i think that was chuck schumer i just saw speaking. let's see what's going on. >> but nothing we can do with this resolution. >> nothing we can doing >> until. >> they're over there now negotiating with themselves i guess. >> yeah. because isn't it true, leader, that until they vote for that resolution, the government will remain shut? >> that is absolutely. >> they can send us a hundred different little doo dads, gizmos and other things
party in the house of representatives. speaker boehner has it within his power to make a move to get this whole thing settled, and president obama is saying it is up to boehner. the white house was forced to keep his tension on the white house. he canceled his trip to asia because of the shutdown. jay carney said . . . president obama called his indonesian counterpart who was said to have understood the reasons. the president comes on the heels of the president skrcrubbing hi plans to visit malaysia and the philippines earlier in the week. in his place secretary kerry will visit the region. while president obama will be absent in asia, so will a potential meeting with president putin. the two were set to speak after hardly speaking last month. back here in the u.s. lawmakers continued the budget fight. but outside -- [ gunfire ] >> reporter: a deadly shootout and car chase between capitol police and a female driver put washington in lockdown. earlier in the day the dispute over the government shutdown continued. speaking at a construction site, president obama laid the blame solely o
to my principles. >> if it goes -- if boehner decides to bring it up and majority rule passes, that's fine, but there's going to be consequences for the republicans siding with the democrats. >> brad, let me ask you something. i've been fascinated to watch. he can reach out to putin, for assad, but with the iranian president, not the republican speaker, he had time today to meet with the prime minister of vague, but not time to meet with boehner. time to golf saturday, don't you think, even as a supporter of where the president is at, don't you think there's some grounds until our system for sitting down and talking, trying to find a way not necessarily to give us on core principles, but to find a way to get to a positive agreement? ed president has done that, and speaker boehner walked away in 2011. he offered something called chained cpi. it's a compromise on the big budget issues of the day trying to reach some agreement on spending and deficit reduction. defunding obama care is not going to stop obama care. this is just a false choice. >> but don't you agree there are a number o
. what will the president and speaker boehner do next? the obscure task force that decides if you get medical screenings for free. >> we want to be independent and we want our recommendatns t be based on science not politics. >>> and from the congo to your cell phone. next on pbs news hour weekend. >>> additional support is provided by -- >>> from the tisch wnet studios in new york, ari sreenivasan. >> the house of representatives voted 407 to nothing to grarnt back pay to 800,000 federal employees now furloughed. the senate also is expected to approve the legislation. in a separate development, chuck hagel said the pentagon is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work, he did not say exactly how many. meanwhile, there are new signs the government shutdown is damaging the economy, thousands of home buyers may not be able to qualify for mortgages because of the furloughing of irs workers. the irs often verifies the income of home buyers trying to get a lone. for weeks now, washington watchers have been saying resolution of the conflict will hinge on the actions of
standing. the entire economy will be held hostage in the process. but it's not clear that speaker boehner is one of the wild men. and let's talk about the political stunts that are being pulled even today and certainly yesterday. we're going to show you here, texas republican randy neugebeuer. here he goes. >> how do you look at them and deny them access? >> it's difficult. >> billion, it should be difficult. >> it is difficult. >> park should have should be ashamed of themselves. >> i'm an shamed. >> well, you should be. >> who are you prouder of, the park service people with those campaign hats on or a clownish congressman trying to use it for his own tackling dummy? unbelievable. anyway thrkts whole question, photo ops going on display. republicans trying in the last few days to convince americans, at least the gullible who don't read the papers, that they're not ones who shut down the government in the first place. i said before, it's like hostage takers releasing one hostage at a time. they're the bad guys, even if they try to release a hostage. finally, ways on "the colbert report"
ceiling. >> madam president, i sort of feel sorry for speaker boehner. he has this hard right tea party group that is adamant about shutting the government down. many of them talked about shutting the government down in their 2010 campaigns. there are clips where they go to the audience. we will shut the government down if we win back the house. and the audience of tea party faithful cheers. and here we are. and now speaker boehner, who is not been strong enough, frankly, to stand up to the tea party, realizes he is in a real dilemma. he wants to shut the government down and the american people cone want that. cnn came out with a poll today. what should we do? end obamacare or keep the government going? 60%, keep the government going. only 34, i believe, end obamacare. the closer we get to this faithful hour. we're only an hour away from a government shutdown. the more people will understand what the republicans have done. so there's only really one answer. that is for the house to pass the clean c.r. bill that we have sent them. that they have. they keep coming up with new diversions.
the final compromise will also include a solution on the debt ceiling. john boehner has reportedly told lawmakers he will not allow the government to default even if it means relying on democratic votes. meanwhile, the president has canceled his trip to southeast asia to focus on the shutdown. yesterday, he upped the pressure on boehner during an event in rockville, maryland. the president argued that ending the shutdown is within reach. and in the speaker's hands. >> there are enough republicans and democrats in the house of representatives today that if the speaker of the house, john boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today. the only thing that's preventing all that from happening right now today in the next five minutes, is that speaker john boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party. >> the president later tweeted tea party extremists caused this boehner shutdown. it quickly drew the ire of conservatives inclu
and senate leaders and no movement from the one man able to put a stop to the madness, speaker boehner. president obama clearly knows that. this morning in maryland, he reiterated that he's happy to negotiate with republicans over anything, but only after john boehner and his caucus let the government reopen and raise the country's debt ceiling. in other words, mr. speaker, release the hostages and then we'll talk. >> i want everybody to understand this. there are enough republicans and democrats in the house of representatives today that if the speaker of the house, john boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscious, the shutdown would end today. the only things that's preventing all that from happening right now today, in the next five minutes, is that speaker john boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party. >> meanwhile the gop finds itself more and more in a behind even if some republicans appear to be completely, giddily, unaware. >> we're ver
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a federal government shutdown and now all eyes are on speaker john boehner. will he finally break away from the tea party and allow an up or down vote? >> it's the final count. >> on the brink. >> bracing for impact. >> bracing for a deal. >> washington style. >> the midnight deadline to prevent the first government shut down. >> the first federal government shut down. >> republicans put on a united front. >> the president is not willing to come to the table. >> we are the party that is willing to compromise. >> the american people are not going to buy it. >> i don't think what washington needs is more compromise. >> is kprcompromise the noble position? >> it does not have to happen. >> prepare for ping-pong tonight. this could go very late. >> it's our basic responsibility. >> you can't shut it down. >> my goodness. >> all eyes are on house speaker boehner. >> if there is such an emergency, where are they? >> the american people are worried about their jobs. >> worried about losing their jobs. >> feelg under pressure. >> my goodness. >> the gop leadership zits a hostage. >> democrats are n
with the senate with these matters. after that the house speaker john boehner is expected to give a news conference some time shortly afterwards. and then it will probably calm down here for the next few hours. the government has shut down. the senate will probably come back into session tomorrow, we're told, and they will say, no, we don't want to go to conference. the government most importantly has been in the process of letting hundreds of thousands of employees who are affected by this impasse know whether they're supposed to report to work today. the law divides the government employees into categories. they're now called accepted and nonaccepted. essentially what that means is some are considered essential, some are considered nonessential. the nonessential ones will not come to work. the essential ones will come to work. the elected leaders of the government will try to find a way out of this impasse. it will require negotiation, either a short-term fix or something otherwise. >> this was an extraordinary night in congress. it's been an extraordinary few days. the last few hours
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